Core Nutrition Messages
The Core Nutrition Messages and related tips, guidance and communication tools complement the key recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). They address whole grains, low fat milk, fruits and vegetables, as well as child feeding. Designed specifically for populations served by WIC, SNAP, child nutrition and other federal nutrition assistance programs, the messages and related tips, advice and guidance, can help nutrition educators deliver consistent messages that resonate with moms and kids.
The messages and the related resources address barriers faced by program participants in ways that inspire them to take action towards adapting the desired behaviors. Use these resources in educational tools, activities and interventions to help low-income audiences put the recommendations of the DGAs into practice. Use these resources as part of nutrition education with the goal of helping program participants take positive steps to:
- Make half their grains whole grains, make the switch to fat-free and low-fat (1% fat or less) milk, and make half their plate’s fruits and vegetables.
- Encourage child-feeding practices that foster healthy eating habits.
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Online Communications Tools
Milk, whole grains, child feeding